November 24, 2004
Since it is Thanksgiving tomorrow, I thought it would be good to think about the things I'm thankful for:
- I'm thankful to have a good job with people I enjoy working with.
- I'm thankful to have a great neighbor that I enjoy spending time with, even if he is a Green Bay Packer fan.
- I'm thankful that my best friend from college lives in Grand Forks so I can visit him from time to time.
- I'm thankful for the Rozelle letter that keeps the Vikings from moving to Los Angeles or Las Vegas until 2011.
- I'm thankful that I get to visit Grand Forks so I can get a sense of what the Twin Cities will be like after 2011.
- I'm thankful that Randy Moss is coming back this Sunday.
- I'm thankful to have a great house with a nice place to eat a family dinner, a working fire place, a big master bedroom, and a two car garage.
- I'm thankful to live in a metropolitan area that values learning and that has one of the best public library systems in the country.
- I'm thankful to be a member of a great church that challenges me and gives me much to ponder.
- I'm thankful that U2 has come out with a great new album which I have listened to non-stop for two weeks straight.
- I'm thankful that the mild weather this summer didn't kill all the grass in my front yard.
- I'm thankful for my cats, especially Trinity.
- I'm thankful for the three time Central division champion Minnesota Twins and that I still have the opportunity to cheer for them.
- I'm thankful for the blast of air that pushes you out of the Metrodome. It is, quite frankly, the Dome's only redeeming quality.
- I'm thankful the Golden Gophers can never threaten to leave because they don't have a new stadium.
- I'm thankful that the UThink project is approaching 800 blogs created. If the project had not been successful, I would have looked like a big idiot.
- I'm thankful that I'm not in college anymore. I'm thankful that I can go home at night and do whatever I want, especially if it involves sitting on my butt and not writing a 20 page paper contrasting the indecision of Hamlet with the rashness of Othello.
- I'm thankful for the CBS TV show "The Amazing Race." I really find that show entertaining.
- I'm thankful that I only need one car. Most of the time I either hitch a ride or take the bus.
- I'm thankful for Kevin Garnett and the fact that the T-Wolves finally made it out of the first round.
- I'm thankful to be involved with Cub Scouts. My son and I love it.
- I'm thankful to live in an area with four seasons, even if one of the seasons seems to last for 12 months.
- I'm thankful to live so close to all my family. My parents live down the street and to the left, my sister lives 10 minutes away, and my in-laws live 15 minutes away.
- I'm thankful that my family loves each other enough to be able to live so close together.
- I'm thankful to have three healthy, happy kids. If you would have told me when I was 18 that I would have 3 kids by the age of 31, I would have looked in the mirror and said, "You stud!"
- I'm thankful for my beautiful wife, and the fact that she puts up with me and finds me even remotely attractive. If you would have told me when I was 18 that I would eventually marry such a beautiful woman ... well let's just say it would have made all those looks of disgust I usually got a lot easier to handle. And I would have looked in the mirror and said, "You hound dog! Get on with your bad self!"
- I'm thankful to be healthy, well-fed, loved, busy, relaxed, involved, educated, insured, compensated, and happy.
That about covers it. Feel free to add your own.
Posted by snackeru at November 24, 2004 4:20 PM | Life
I love you, man!! In addition, Grand Forks will never be like the Metro even if (perish the thought) the Twins and Vikings left: we don't even have a Chipotle!!
Curt in Grand Forks
Posted by: Curt Hanson at November 25, 2004 2:21 PM
Wow, I made #2 on the list! I made it over the Rozelle letter, amazing. I too am very thankful for a great neighbor and friend, even if he has bad tastes in sports teams. I think with enough re-education, this can be rectified. Happy Thanksgiving buddy!
Posted by: Cheesehead Craig at November 25, 2004 10:30 PM
I'm thankful for UThink blogs--someone had to say it!
And Curt, give it time...you'll get a Chipotle, I'm sure! Grand Forks has changed a little since I was there back in 1993--I think there's hope, even if the only team you can cheer for is the Sioux.
Posted by: Summer in Portland at November 27, 2004 5:39 PM